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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data

New alliance highlights increasing interest in industrial control systems market from the enterprise IT space.
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The Economics of Automation

The purpose of automation is not to eliminate jobs, but to give workers the tools they need to do their jobs faster and more productively.
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Mid-Range Backlash Precision Gearboxes Grind Forward

In both industrial and precision markets, 5-20 arc-min backlash-rated precision gearboxes are seeing the highest growth, offering a midpoint between high precision and industrial geared motors.
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ABB CEO Talks Technology, Investments, Products

When automation vendor ABB held its Automation & Power World 2011 user conference in Orlando in last month, ABB Group CEO Joe Hogan focused on technologies, investments and products—just what 4,20
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Roberta Nelson Shea discusses the need for risk assessment to be included in safety standards. Also included are Dave Herrington
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Annual Packaging Automation Forum Examines Machine Safety

Held in Chicago on April 26, the Packaging Automation Forum featured three presentations and a panel discussion on the role of machine safety and risk assessments in discrete manufacturing.
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GE Acquisitions Improve Automation Offerings

GE Energy division acquires French maker of electrification and automation equipment, while GE Industrial Platforms acquires the technology assets of Csense to improve asset analysis and performance.
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TI to Embed EtherCAT Industrial Fieldbus

Representing a "major endorsement" of the EtherCAT industrial networking protocol, Texas Instruments (TI) announced that it has licensed the industrial Ethernet technology for its ARM- and D
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The Race is On for Security

The Kentucky Derby is “the” race for three-year old thoroughbreds and some say “the two most exciting minutes in sport.”
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The mobile manufacturing workforce can include executives who spend a significant amount of time in airports, as well as field p
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iPad app empowers the mobile manufacturing workforce

Teamcenter Mobility from Siemens PLM Software gives wireless access to up-to-date manufacturing product and process information.
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Hannover Fair 2011: Industrial Technology Emphasizes "Smart Efficiency"

Editor in Chief Gary Mintchell was Automation World’s “mann auf der Straße” at the annual showcase of manufacturing and production plant technology known as Hannover Fair (www.hannovermesse.de/en).
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NEMA Economist Bullish on Trucking, Natural Gas

The U.S. economy is beyond recovery and actually into an expansion period, and manufacturing is leading the way.
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Bhattacharya Reflects on Two Years at Invensys Operations Management

Sudipta Bhattacharya is two years into his term as chief executive officer of Invensys Operation Management, the Plano, Texas-based process systems and software supplier (http://iom.invensys.com).
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Biotech Firm Seeks Extreme Automation

When creating a new polyclonal antibody production site, a biotechnology company has a lot of choices. One involves the level of automation and systems integration investment to make.
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